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University of Texas announces settlement amount in Bev Kearney discrimination case

The University of Texas has agreed to pay $600,000 to settle a race and gender discrimination lawsuit filed by Bev Kearney after she was forced out as women’s track coach in 2013, according to a copy of the settlement obtained Monday by the American-Statesman through an open records request. Kearney, … Read More

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Texas alumni group cancels torchlight portion of rally ahead of OU game

A traditional torchlight parade in advance of Saturday’s University of Texas football game against the University of Oklahoma has been canceled this year and for the foreseeable future as a result of violence and chaos in Charlottesville, Va. However, students will still walk to the Main Mall just south of … Read More

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Texas regents approve pay raise for women’s basketball coach Karen Aston

A healthy boost in pay for Karen Aston, the women’s basketball coach at the University of Texas, was approved Friday by the UT System Board of Regents as expected. Aston’s annual guaranteed compensation rose $156,187, or 25 percent, to $777,500. Nonguaranteed pay, based on how well the team does, could … Read More

UT regents approve settlement with ousted AD Steve Patterson

University of Texas regents unanimously approved a settlement agreement Thursday with Steve Patterson, who was ousted last week as men’s athletics director. The UT System Board of Regents authorized university President Gregory L. Fenves to firm up the agreement with the approval of system Chancellor Bill McRaven and two other … Read More

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Texas AD Dodds stepping down

Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds will announce Tuesday afternoon that he will step down next August after 32 years in the position, three well-connected sources told the American-Statesman on Monday. Dodds, 76, will announce his retirement after vigorously denying a report earlier this month that he would leave his job … Read More